A 29-year-old female asked:
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diagnosed 10 yrs ago with hep. c., my doctors haven't once discussed treatments, nor a liver biopsy, nothing! how do i encourage him to do something?

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Dr. Nicholas Martin
49 years experience Family Medicine
Natural medicine has: Natural medicine has better results with hep-c, because allopathic doctors are trained exclusively to use pharma chemicals. The last time i checked there was no anti viral for hep-c , that was effective. A liver biopsy and repeat studies of the state of inflammation and repeat biopsy if the patient has chronic inflammation markers. Chronic infections occur when there is metabolic dysfunction blocks.
Answered on Sep 1, 2012
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
There are effective treatments for Hepatitis C that are curative in a large proportion of patients. Please see a liver specialist. So called "natural medicine" has no controlled trials to back up any claims.
Aug 26, 2012
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Find an expert: Maybe it's time to see an expert. People with hepatitis c generally need a biopsy to determine whether they need to be treated. We can now cure hepatitis c, so it's not a disease that should be ignored.
Answered on Sep 11, 2012
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